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Big Summer Events 2017 

You'd be surprised how much is happening in Swindon this summer!

Yes it's finally here - summer!
So get your sun tan lotion out and your cameras at the ready as its set to be a scorcher!

And with Swindon being the place where there's a festival to suit everyone see our guide below to find all the places to be!

And if you happen to spot a SwindonWeb camera when you're out - don't forget to SMILE!
WrdeUp Festival
Saturday 08 July 2017, 2.00pm - 10.30pm
Raising money for Severn Freewheelers Emergency Voluntary Service and Highworth Town Junior Football Club.

As well as the live music, there will be a fun fair, kids zone and a food zone.

Live Music Includes:

- The Los Palmas 6 (Madness Tribute)
- Felix And The Funk
- Bleep Machines
- Boogie Me
- Mixtape
- Promise Land
- Spidasense
- Lewis Blissett
Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday 14 July - Sunday 16 July

Here in Swindon we're lucky enough to have the world's biggest air show right on our doorstep!

Thousands are expected to watch as man and machine are pushed to the limit at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in July which is this year celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the US Air Force.

During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Vintage Village, Autodrome and the Adrenalin Zone.
Chilli Fiesta 2017
Saturday 29 July, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Swindon’s Wharf Green will be transformed into a day of chilli mayhem from 10.30am, where the spicy event will host a variety of stalls including some of the best chilli producers in the country.
Entry: FREE
Old Town Festival
08 July - 15 July 2017
The popular Old Town Festival has come around again.

A fantastic week of family fun, with a spectacular range of entertainment on show on The Lawn and around Wood Street.
For full details please visit the Old Town Festival website via the link below.
Festival on the Farm 2014
Festival on the Farm
Friday 21 July - Sunday 23 July
Live Music, Great Food, Good Beer, Gift Stalls, Ice Cream, Kids Activities.
Bands and Beer
Saturday 29 July 2017
Talented local bands and musical acts from Swindon and surrounding areas will be gathering as part of the Stratton Festival for the Stratton Stroll on Saturday 29th July.

The Stratton Stroll is a crawl of 6 of the Arkell's pubs and venues in Stratton, with a range of live music from various acts featuring at each venue.

All venues are free entry promising music and entertainment with something for all and many of the venues welcoming and accommodating families with children.

Strawberry Drive

Saturday 01 July & Sunday 02 July 2017
Whether you are an owner, enthusiast or just a lover of cars, Lotmead Farm are organising a mass gathering of Classic Cars and Vintage Automobiles over the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd of July – the perfect venue for your pride and joy to shine.

And should you feel a bit peckish, there’s loads of strawberries ripe for the picking – which if you bring your classic car, you’ll also get a 50% discount!

> Lotmead Farm - website
Swindon Shuffle
Wednesday 12 July - Sunday 16 July 2017
Everybody's shuffling!

With some acts across 3 venues, the five-day Shuffle event brings an exciting buzz to the Swindon music scene.

We've got more than our fair share of talent in and around the town, and the Shuffle event will showcase some of our finest.

For more information on tickets, venues and acts, follow the link below.
Auto & Retro Festival
Saturday 22 July 2017, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Get up close and personal with classic and vintage cars at Lydiard Park. Featuring:
- Classic vintage and retro car display
- Children’s activities and play area
- Pimms & Champagne bar
- Vintage tearoom
- New car display
- Trade stalls
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride
Saturday 29 July 2017

Swindon and Wiltshire's Gay Pride festival is a vibrant, FREE, family-friendly event celebrating the creativity and diversity of Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in and around the town.
The Wanborough Show
Saturday 19 August 2017

The Wanborough Summer Show and Carnival promises lots to do and see for all the family! Including:

A full arena entertainment programme, flower and produce displays, a children's show, hog roast, beer tent and much, much more!

To put it simply, there's loads to do and see for all the family!

Uffington White Horse Show
Sunday 27 August - Monday 28 August
A traditional two day country show which takes place over August bank holiday Sunday and Monday.

The Show is located in fields overlooked by the famous bronze age figure of the Uffington White Horse, which is over 3,000 years old.

Open Air Theatre at Lydiard Park

It's fun for all the family this summer, with the open-air theatre!
Great Expectations
Friday 09 June, 7.00pm

Wind in the Willows
Friday 14 July, 6.30pm

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01793 524481

> Lydiard Park - official website
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
It's the first summer to take advantage of the new extended route, and Swindon & Cricklade Railway has plenty going on!
Kids Go FREE Weekend
Join Swindon & Cricklade Railway for another of their regular 'Kids Go Free' Weekends on Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd July.

Every adult or senior buying a ticket may take a child with them for FREE on as many rides as they wish on available trains for the day of purchase. Trains run 10:30am - 4pm.
Steam & Vintage Weekend
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August 2017, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Main attractions will include traction and stationary engines, cars (1900-1980), commercial vehicles, fire engines, tractors, and motorcycles

There will also be a bar, charity stalls, ice cream and hot refreshments.
A Visit to Studley Grange
The summer holidays are fast approaching and there's plenty for the kids to see and do at Studley Grange Craft Village, Butterfly World and Farm Park just off J16, M4.

You can meet some of the new animals such as the wallabies and Rigby the raccoon; take a stroll through the new walk-through aviary and brooder area or even try your hand at making some chocolate treats or cupcakes!

And if all that isn't enough to tire the little ones out, the zorb water balls (coming a little later this summer) and the newly refurbished Soft Play area certainly will be!
At the flicks

We'd all end up looking like shrivelled up prunes - or worse still, David Dickinson - if we spent the entire summer outdoors in the heat (when there is some).

So thankfully the multiplexes have got what looks set to be a cracking summer of blockbusters starting with The Mummy on the 9th June, Transformers: The Last Knight on the 22nd June, Despicable Me 3 on the 30th June and Spider-Man: Homecoming on the 5th July.
And that's not all....

For the full list of what's on in the coming months, you can rely on us to provide up-to-date details of live music, theatre, comedy, sport, arts and crafts and loads more via our definitive guide - SwindonEvent.

And don't forget our 'places to go, things to do' section, with even more ideas for occupying your time.

A game of tennis perhaps, or golf? The choice is yours.

> SwindonEvent - full listings
> Places to go, things to do - our guide

So from all at SwindonWeb....

Have a great summer!
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